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'Plum' The Bear Was Shot In BC & Locals Had A Memorial Service For Her

"She loved berries, plums, cherries, apples, pears and figs..."
Black Bear Killed In BC: Locals Had A Memorial Service For 'Plum' After She Was Shot

Following the death of a black bear killed in B.C. by conservation officers, some North Vancouver residents who knew her were heartbroken.

According to a Facebook post by the North Shore Black Bear Society on Friday, September 4, locals in Deep Cove had organized a memorial service for her.

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💔🐻Rest easy sweet girl Plum 🐻💔

North Shore Black Bear Society

The group named her Plum after they found her snoozing in a fruit tree with a "huge bloated tummy full of fruit."

Someone also started a petition following the bear's death to look into oversight from BC Conservation Officers. 

They get thousands of calls a year for human-wildlife conflict and in August 2019, they got 2,474 calls and ended up destroying 67 bears province-wide — they're often only euthanized when there's a real danger to humans.

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